Republican leaders in the General Assembly are not wasting time in fulfilling promises. The state House Judiciary Committee approved the bill Thursday that would have North Carolina join a national legal challenge of so-called Obamacare. The bill said the federal government cannot force citizens to buy healthcare because it would be unconstitutional. Democrats on the panel tried to delay the vote saying there should be a public hearing and they didn’t know how much the legal challenge would cost.
A recent Civitas poll showed 63 percent of those polled agreed with joining the legal challenge while just 25 percent didn’t.
As the Civitas Institute has pointed out previously, forcing people to purchase a certain product is an assault on our individual liberty and quite possibly a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Republican committee chairman Leo Daughtry will decide if the bill has to go to an appropriations committee before going to the House floor.